Naylor, Edward Woodall


b Scarborough, Yorks 1867, d Cambridge 1934. The son of a musical family, he learned first from his father and was a chorister at York Minster; organ scholar at Emmanuel Coll Cambridge (BA 1887, MusB 1891), followed by study under Stanford at the RCM (MusD 1897). He became organist, first of St Michael’s Chester Square, London, from 1889, then St Mary’s Kilburn (1896–97) and finally at his old Cambridge college. Back at Emmanuel he also lectured in music and was then appointed Univ Lecturer in Music History. In addition to a hymn tune which became established as an early 20th-c classic (1902), he also composed theatre music, cantatas, songs, chamber music, one opera and a requiem. Among his other writings was a study of Shakespeare and Music and papers on Handel and other composers. No.747=889.

Tunes and arrangements by Naylor, Edward Woodall

Tune Name
From Strength To Strength